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MAJOR WORK AHEAD ON BYPASS

Big changes are coming to the 120 Bypass.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


A DOG-GONE SUCCESS

Ken Fant wasn't 100 percent sold on the idea of a dog park.

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


San Joaquin Valley ground zero for latest Trump effort

Remember Bakersfield in 1992?

March 17, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


SOME POLICIES HAVE NO TEETH

Commercial mixed use projects - the Northern San Joaquin Valley version of the much heralded transit villages now popping up in the East Bay - is a conceptual vision in the current Manteca general plan adopted in 2003 that ended up being forgotten.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Irrigation season starts after March 21

The snowpack on the Stanislaus River watershed now holds the equivalent of 2 million acre feet of water - more than double the normal runoff for an entire water year.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca gives HOPE shelters $200,000 for sewer upgrade

Federal pass through funds will replace deteriorating sewer lines at the HOPE Family Shelters' Raymus House on Union Road as well as expand the Manteca Senior Center parking lot.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Making George Jetson pay taxes on Rosie robot

Bet you George and Jane Jetson are wishing they hired an undocumented immigrant as a housekeeper instead of hiring Rosie the robot maid.

March 16, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf play adds green to Manteca economy

The Manteca golf course may not be a profit center per se but it adds a lot of green to the Manteca economy.

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


WEEDS GROWING LIKE CRAZY

Unusually heavy weed growth triggered by a series of storms in January and February has prompted the Manteca Fire Department to move its weed abatement efforts up a full month. They will start on April 1 this year.

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


MANTECA HEADING NORTH?

Living outside of Manteca's city limits means you might actually have a bigger personal stake in what the City Council ultimately adopts as policy goals in the next general plan designed to serve as a blueprint for municipal growth.

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Ripon Church of Christ plans new campus

Ripon Church of Christ's plan for a new campus is before the San Joaquin County Planning Commission on Thursday.

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


College cost not student debt is the real problem

"California is taking the boldest step in the nation toward making college debt-free." - California Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon speaking about a plan to create a $1.6 billion per year scholarship fund using state tax dollars for University of California and California State University students

March 15, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


CIVIC CENTER EXPANSION

Space was at a premium at the Manteca Civic Center in 1998.

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Manteca Unified keeps close eye on SJ River situation

Every day Aaron Bowers - the Manteca Unified School Director of Facilities and Operations - checks in with emergency personnel keeping a watch on the San Joaquin River.

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Northern SJ holding bag for Bay Area

Why do poor people struggling to make ends meet leave job rich Bay Area to head east over the Altamont Pass?

March 14, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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Summer & life’s little pleasures

Summertime and the livin' is easy

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Golf course subsidy jumps to $320,000

The Manteca Golf Course needs financial help.

May 27, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


STILL DIGGING OUT

Three Sierra passes that are typically open by Memorial Day weekend are still blocked by snowdrifts that Caltrans crews report are as high as 40 ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


I’m proud that Katelyn, Ashley & Rein call me ‘Papa’

I've been called many things over the years. More than a few of the words used wouldn't be fit for what a once ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


Tribute to fallen opens for 4 days

The faces of California's 750 plus who have fallen in the Global War on Terror along with notes penned by loved ones they left ...

May 26, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Has Manteca’s homeless problem really gotten worse?

The homeless problem has gotten worse in Manteca.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MUSD: $92.6M maintenance backlog

School's almost out for the summer.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Lincoln Pool opens for 3-day weekend

Manteca Parks & Recreation is opening the Lincoln Pool for Memorial Day Weekend May 27-29 from noon to 6 p.m. each day.

May 25, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Will new fee kill waterpark resort plan?

The failure of a consultant to study the specific impacts of resorts and hotels has created proposed transportation fees - if adopted by the City Council ...

May 24, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


About that 20 cent refund from Doctors Hospital

There was a day when 20 cents would buy you 20 pieces of Bazooka bubble gum. Today those two same dimes will buy you two ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


MANTECA UNIFIED RATES A-

Superintendent Jason Messer gives Manteca Unified an "A minus" for its efforts in educating students.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Market & Music starts 2017 run this evening

If you're looking for a way to cool off after the high flirts with 100 degrees today, Joann Beattie has a suggestion - check out ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Volunteer shortage for Manteca’s flag effort

The chances are good that hundreds of the 2,400 flags that typically line the streets of Manteca on Memorial Day will be missing because ...

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Around Town


THEY ARE MANTECA

Ten men and women who helped weave the social and economic fabric of the community are now part of the Manteca Hall of Fame.

May 23, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | NEWS


Three teens, two tragedies, one week and life

I was livid.

May 22, 2017 | Dennis Wyatt | Local Columns


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